Best player at the recently concluded FIFA U-17 football tournament, Kelechi Iheanacho, is said to be en-route to Manchester City.
Ever since the end of the U-17 competition various European clubs have been expressing a desire to sign up the youngster. These clubs are no less than Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Porto.
Naturally, the demand for the Golden Eaglet star has attracted its fair amount of controversy from a reported assault on an agent by assistant coach, Emmanuel Amunike to his father reporting him missing on Friday.
His father, James Iheanacho, has confirmed that City boss Manuel Pellegrini has won the race to sign his son.
“As I am talking to you, I have chosen in my mind that Kelechi is going to Manchester United,” Iheanacho Senior was quoted by Goal.com as telling Super Sport’s Monday Night Football, before seemingly correcting himself by saying: “I have told you that he is going to Manchester City.”
Iheanacho later said: “We prayed [on Monday] and, after due consultations with family members, we came up with Manchester City, believing he has a future there. That is where he will be uplifted.”